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Rumors & Leaks - Speculation/Discussion Thread [⚠️PLEASE HIDE STORY SPOILERS⚠️]

Acer11

Well-Known Member
Version exclusives are completely inconsequential since online trades became a thing. Sure, if you don't have NSO you won't be able to do any trading until the HOME compatibility, but if you have it then getting something through trade is maybe even easier than catching it in game.

If you have NSO and can freely trade, the only relevant factor here seems to be the box legendary. Unlike previous games, the legendary will be by your side the entire time, so picking the version with the one you prefer will make a lot of difference (in fact, I think this time it matters even more than which starter you will chose).


Post-game tournament include professors. I have no idea if they can be fought before that though.
They usually have events where you can get shiny versions of Pokemon of the Mascot from the opposite version at a later point.
 

kemal07

Well-Known Member
Version exclusives are completely inconsequential since online trades became a thing. Sure, if you don't have NSO you won't be able to do any trading until the HOME compatibility, but if you have it then getting something through trade is maybe even easier than catching it in game.

If you have NSO and can freely trade, the only relevant factor here seems to be the box legendary. Unlike previous games, the legendary will be by your side the entire time, so picking the version with the one you prefer will make a lot of difference (in fact, I think this time it matters even more than which starter you will chose).


Post-game tournament include professors. I have no idea if they can be fought before that though.

Does it include all of the professors?
 

Lorphiiforme

Manta ray enthusiast
Not sure if I missed it but have the teams of Gym Leaders been revealed yet?
I’ve watched and saved a few screenshots of a deleted video by the fnaf pokemon leaker and he has sone gym battle videos, but I watched the deleted Iono battle.

She has Wattrel, Bellibolt of course, and that’s all I watched. Here’s some images
Oh wait, I forgot how to make images I took into htmls and how to make an image a spoiler.
 

Smeargle-Sketch

Sketcher of Smeargles

Pokemon Fan

Knuckle Trainer
Well that explains why male-only pokemon now have egg moves, they aren't simply egg moves anymore! I like to imagine them teaching each other moves during the picnic, it's cute.

On another note, it seems Ability Patches are available but only as rewards for winning in high rank raids.

All in all this seems to be the most user-friendly game for building pokemon yet. Right from the start we have access to all the hidden abilities for any pokemon in the game, and a easy way to give any of them a picnic move (compared to gen 8 where the pokemon had to be the same species). Now to just see how easy it is to get the EV reducing berries (there are ways to buy a ton of them at an auction but its apparently random what is offered and only available once a day, and what is offered is not always the berries either).
 

Beloberto

Bug Catcher
Removing the Compound Eyes effect for raising the % of a wild pokémon holding an item is something I took personally. Not only it is very useful to get those items with super low chances, it is also the one thing that makes Butterfree have some utility even if you don't care about it in battles... although I suppose worrying about how anything in this game would affect Butterfree makes no sense anyways.
Still, hope this means there will no "only found held by wild pokémon" low % items this time.

And since I am talking about my favorite pokémon...

I know playing the game and seeing the official artwork might change our opinions on the new mons, but since the dust has settled for now, what are your favorite new additions to the dex?

Right now, mine would be these 3:
THqMoXe.png
zhaDnFE.png
IOEhfw8.png
 

Smeargle-Sketch

Sketcher of Smeargles
Removing the Compound Eyes effect for raising the % of a wild pokémon holding an item is something I took personally. Not only it is very useful to get those items with super low chances, it is also the one thing that makes Butterfree have some utility even if you don't care about it in battles... although I suppose worrying about how anything in this game would affect Butterfree makes no sense anyways.
Still, hope this means there will no "only found held by wild pokémon" low % items this time.

And since I am talking about my favorite pokémon...

I know playing the game and seeing the official artwork might change our opinions on the new mons, but since the dust has settled for now, what are your favorite new additions to the dex?

Right now, mine would be these 3:
THqMoXe.png
zhaDnFE.png
IOEhfw8.png
Too many my guy.

Mabosstiff, Spidops, Lokix, Pawmo, Kilowattrel, Flamigo, Finizen, Cetitan, Garganacl and Baxcalibur

are all really good Pokemon to me. I also appreciate the starters, Bombirdier and Armarouge.
 
Removing the Compound Eyes effect for raising the % of a wild pokémon holding an item is something I took personally. Not only it is very useful to get those items with super low chances, it is also the one thing that makes Butterfree have some utility even if you don't care about it in battles... although I suppose worrying about how anything in this game would affect Butterfree makes no sense anyways.
Still, hope this means there will no "only found held by wild pokémon" low % items this time.

And since I am talking about my favorite pokémon...

I know playing the game and seeing the official artwork might change our opinions on the new mons, but since the dust has settled for now, what are your favorite new additions to the dex?

Right now, mine would be these 3:
THqMoXe.png
zhaDnFE.png
IOEhfw8.png
This is pretty much where I'm standing right now, although it will probably change a fair bit when I actually get to play with them and see them in action properly.
tiers.png
 

Pokemon Fan

Knuckle Trainer
I know playing the game and seeing the official artwork might change our opinions on the new mons, but since the dust has settled for now, what are your favorite new additions to the dex?
Right now my faves would be:

Skeledirge, Quaquaval, Dudunsparce (3 segment form), Espathra, Farigiraf, Veluza, Orthworm, Cyclizar, Flamigo, Kilowatrel, Bombirdier, Glimmora, Brambleghast, Tasugiri, Dodonzo, Paldean Tauros (not sure which one I like most), Chien Pao, Wo-Chien, Koraidon, Roaring Moon, Great Tusk, Slither Wing.

Compared to gen 8, I think there are more pokemon I really like in this gen, enough to make a couple teams with just the new ones even.
 
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